PhD opportunities

Opportunities are available through the Faculty of Social Sciences' thirteen departments and Centre for Doctoral Training.

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Centre for Doctoral Training

Data Analytics and Society is an ESRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) providing postgraduate research and training at the faculty's Sheffield Methods Institute and three other universities (Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester).

The CDT offers exciting opportunities to undertake a 4-year funded integrated MSc and PhD in Data Analytics and Society.

The programme includes an integrated MSc in Data Analytics over the first two years which will provide you with the foundation skills to complete your research project.

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White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

The University of Sheffield is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership – a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University – and offers a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships.

Studentships available.

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